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Environmental Protection: Bibliography of GAO Documents, January 1985 - August 1988
RCED-89-23: Published: Jan 1, 1989. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 1989.
This bibliography includes information on documents directly or indirectly related to environmental protection that GAO released between January 1985 and August 1988. The documents included represent the broad relationship which exists between the environmental area and other areas of interest addressed by GAO such as health, energy, transportation, agriculture, and natural resources...
Environmental Funding: DOE Needs To Better Identify Funds for Hazardous Waste Compliance
RCED-88-62: Published: Dec 16, 1987. Publicly Released: Dec 16, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) funding for activities to comply with the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (RCRA) and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA).GAO found that DOE cannot: (1) specifically identify budgeted or expended RCRA and CERCLA funds, since they are not part of...
Closure Status of RCRA Hazardous Waste Land Disposal Facilities
T-RCED-88-13: Published: Dec 5, 1987. Publicly Released: Dec 5, 1987.
GAO discussed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) compliance with the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act's requirements for closure of hazardous waste land disposal facilities. GAO found that: (1) the estimate of the number of disposal facilities requiring closure has increased from 995 to 1,161; (2) the increases occurred because some facilities which had planned to continue operation...
Hazardous Waste: DOD Installations in Guam Having Difficulty Complying With Regulations
NSIAD-87-87: Published: Apr 22, 1987. Publicly Released: Jul 9, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts to manage, store, and dispose of the hazardous waste generated at installations in Guam.GAO found that: (1) DOD installations in Guam were not in compliance with the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act's requirements; (2) most of the violations were serious, and many were repetitive; (3) the most com...
Surface Mining: States Not Assessing and Collecting Monetary Penalties
RCED-87-129: Published: Jun 5, 1987. Publicly Released: Jul 6, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the performance of Kentucky, Indiana, and Colorado in assessing and collecting civil penalties against coal mining operators who violated environmental standards.GAO found that: (1) of 201 violations it randomly selected for the period January through June 1985, the states determined that 18 violations never actually occurred; (2) of the remaini...
The Nuclear Waste Policy Act: 1984 Implementation Status, Progress, and Problems
RCED-85-100: Published: Sep 30, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1985.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) progress in implementing the act, focusing on: (1) the DOE approach to selecting a waste disposal site; (2) DOE negotiations with states and Indian tribes for consultation and cooperation agreements; and (3) DOE planning for monitored retrievable spent fuel storage (MRS).GAO found th...
Natural Resource Damage Claims and Assessment Regulations Under Superfund
RCED-84-196: Published: Sep 4, 1984. Publicly Released: Oct 4, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the implementation of the natural resource damage claims provisions of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, commonly known as Superfund.Under the act, federal and state trustees of natural resources may submit claims against Superfund for reimbursement for injury to or destruction or loss of natural resources c...
Issues Relative to Renewable Natural Resources
107671: Oct 20, 1978
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Review of the President's June 6, 1978, Water Policy Message
CED-79-2: Published: Nov 6, 1978. Publicly Released: Nov 6, 1978.
The President's June 6, 1978, water policy message contained the following objectives: improved planning and efficient management of federal water programs to permit the construction of water projects that are cost effective, safe, and environmentally sound; a new national emphasis on water conservation; enhanced federal and state cooperation; and increased attention to environmental quality. He a...
Adequacy of Controls for the Reclamation of Lands Mined for Noncoal Minerals
CED-77-72: Published: May 17, 1977. Publicly Released: May 17, 1977.
A need exists for more complete information on the mining of noncoal minerals in order to formulate Federal regulations governing such mining. A survey was conducted to observe the effects of mining operations for uranium, copper, phosphate, limestone, molybdenum, and iron at a number of active and abandoned surface and underground mining sites in Colorado, Florida, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Wyomin...